Many of my good friends with children would often lament that they could not travel far with children in tow and would prefer to wait till their kids were older so that it would be easier and the kids could also appreciate the travel experience more. However, traveling abroad with kids is also not cheap as even a short trip to Bangkok could cost around $1200 just on air tickets alone for a family of 4. As such, many of my friends with children would often opt for staycation in Singapore hotels over the weekends and some of them had already stayed in almost all the popular local hotels!
I am always the one who plan the itinerary, read numerous travel reviews online, compare prices for air tickets, hotels, make bookings, find reliable drivers, and also plan the day trips/sight-seeing for my family vacations. Hence, I am always on the lookout for a website or app to make my life easier when planning my next vacation.
Traveloka is a leading online portal and one-stop travel booking app that provides flight and hotel booking services securely on-the-go and also allows you to compare flight prices and check out reviews and ratings of hotels on Traveloka and TripAdvisor first before booking. Traveloka is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and they also have offices in Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand.
Easy to Use
I am not a very “high-tech” person and prefer to use apps that are intuitive and user-friendly and the Traveloka app is definitely easy to use which only took me a few seconds to figure out. With this app, comparing cheap flights and hotels have never been easier.
I can easily compare the best prices to Bangkok on various airlines like Singapore Airlines, Tigerair, Jetstar, AirAsia and many more. I can also filter my hotel search to “luxury” or “budget” according to my needs.
Hotel reviews on Traveloka are powered by TripAdvisor which really helps me make informed choices before making a booking. Another great feature of the app is that it also shows you the nearby attractions or restaurants from your hotel so that it is easier to plan activities for your trip.
Secure Payment Methods
Traveloka also gives you the flexibility to pay through credit card, iBanking or SingPost SAM machine. All credit card transactions via Traveloka are fully protected by the RapidSSL authorized technology and you will receive an e-ticket or hotel voucher directly in your email as confirmation.
Be in the know of Special Travel Promotions
Traveloka has got a wonderful selection of over 100,000 hotels across the globe. By subscribing to their newsletter or signing up as a member, the app will notify you whenever there are exclusive travel deals and special promotions. There are also no hidden fees when booking hotels with Traveloka.
With Traveloka, I can have a peace of mind, knowing that I can book flights and hotels at the same time with great savings. I have introduced my friends to Traveloka as well and am glad that they find the app very useful too! 🙂